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Floppies_only
May 15th, 2012, 04:16 AM
Guys,

It's public service time. This nice lady who is working on a National Geographic documentary heard that you can tweet with an IBM PC from the '80s, and that sort of thing is what part of the show is going to be about. So how do you do it? Has anyone here done it? The whole idea of that part of the show is using old computers to do modern tasks, and twitter is a sort of an evolution of the diary, so it would be great to let our machines shine by showing the world what they can do without the quad core running at billions of cycles per second.

Mary's thread is here:

Forum: Collections/Community: General Vintage Computer Discussions: archive of 80s computers performing 21st Century tasks

Sean

TNC
May 15th, 2012, 04:18 AM
This link maybe helps:
http://grantovich.net/projects/twittjr/

Floppies_only
May 15th, 2012, 04:26 AM
This link maybe helps:
http://grantovich.net/projects/twittjr/

Thank you, I'll pass that on. It's even better that it's a PCjr and a C64.

Sean

Chuck(G)
May 15th, 2012, 07:45 AM
I don't even Twitter on a P4.

Plasma
May 15th, 2012, 10:21 AM
x2...stupid name for a stupid activity. Sorry...

Megatron-uk
May 15th, 2012, 11:43 AM
x2...stupid name for a stupid activity. Sorry...

Actually, it's a pretty good name... twits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twits) who tweet.

Ole Juul
May 15th, 2012, 03:25 PM
x2...stupid name for a stupid activity. Sorry...

Here are the first five Google results:
1/ X-men film
2/ Phone specification
3/ Model of Segway
4/ Wireless microphone
5/ Condo development

Which one were you referring to?

twolazy
May 15th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Actually, it's a pretty good name... twits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twits) who tweet.

Catchy, Could do the reverse too... Twittering Twats! >.<

Plasma
May 15th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Here are the first five Google results:
1/ X-men film
2/ Phone specification
3/ Model of Segway
4/ Wireless microphone
5/ Condo development

Which one were you referring to?

"x2" = seconded, I was agreeing with Chuck that I also don't use Twitter.

Ole Juul
May 15th, 2012, 05:45 PM
"x2" = seconded, I was agreeing with Chuck that I also don't use Twitter.

2x=+1 Thanks. :) Don't know why I didn't catch that. lol

I don't mind Twitter. The problem I have is despite it's theoretical usefulness in keeping a group updated on some event, there always seems to be a more practical way to do that. I think it only really works for narcissists.

k2x4b524[
May 15th, 2012, 06:09 PM
8088 corruption would be good for this, also brutmans mTCP would be exceptional as well. Plus all the other people that use vintage gear for everything. I think this goes beyond just twitter. This is a chance for some of our oldies to shine again.

Ole Juul
May 15th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Mary's thread is here:

Forum: Collections/Community: General Vintage Computer Discussions: archive of 80s computers performing 21st Century tasks

In case anybody else is wondering, that is on this (VCF) site and not National Geographic. (Google found it!) This is the link (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?30726-archive-of-80s-computers-performing-21st-Century-tasks&p=225305).

Ole Juul
May 15th, 2012, 06:37 PM
8088 corruption would be good for this, also brutmans mTCP would be exceptional as well. Plus all the other people that use vintage gear for everything. I think this goes beyond just twitter. This is a chance for some of our oldies to shine again.

It is quite possible (I've done it) to do e-mail on a single 360k floppy PC.